So, we started with 4 shots a day when we left the hospital. Three doses of Humalog and one dose of Lantus. We are now down to one meal dose of Humalog at dinner, and it is the smallest dose you can give in a syringe. The diabetes educator thinks we will be rid of that dose in another week or so. CRAZY!!!
So, how exactly is my T1 diabetic kiddo off all his insulin almost? I have no freaking idea! The doctors say he is just REALLY honeymooning, my husband says the prayers are working, and I say who the heck knows at this point what God's plans are for my little guy. Maybe his pancreas is going to hold out a little longer, maybe we caught it so early that he still has enough function that we can remain off insulin a little while longer, maybe his prayers for healing are being answered, maybe , maybe.... I just don't know what to think.
I do know that I have awesome T1 support. My friend Emily sent us her spare DexCom Seven to try for a few weeks, complete with 2 sensors. (how nice is she because I know this stuff is expensive?)
Laura at Houston, we have a problem!!! is lending us Nate's old DexCom carry case until I buy a better one. We watched a few You-tube videos to ease Parker's nerves about getting "Dexter" inserted tonight. It eased his nerves, but dang was I nervous. That thing has a big A**needle! We got the DexCom sensor inserted, no problem, and it is now working! I love seeing the trends. So far it was easy to insert, easy to calibrate, easy to use the menus and settings. We shall see how accurate our readings are.
Just in case you think this is me exaggerating about the big scary needle insertion, here's the videos I watched to help me.
One Happy Diabetic
Superhero's DexCom Insertion